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hard to get us here. i want to thank those just once again, the secretary, for his willingness to think differently and look differently at this project. this project was dead many many times, but it was because of his willingness to look at this in a new light and consider things that previous secretaries of the navy had not considered because of the great work of his staff and both the department of defense and because, more importantly, of the incredible commitment, not just passing interest, speaker ned to pelosi, who started this thing through three presidential administrations, secretaries of navy, mayors like me that come and go, members of the board of supervisors, treasure island development authority that stuck it out for all this time. to nancy pelosi, thank you yet again. what a remarkable effort. you deserve an enormous amount of credit. we thank you. we are proud of you. this is a big deal. on top of that, hunters point, which was a big deal. trans a terminal, doyle drive, the bay bridge. this is just getting things done. it is my honor now to ask up to the podium a fan of
use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map >> good afternoon. i would like to welcome everyone back from the summer break. all of our staff was hard at work during this hiatus we have had. it is wednesday -- it is tuesday, september 14, 2:00 p.m.. [tolroll call -- all present] item seven has -- item 11 has been taken off the calendar and will be continued to the next meeting. the next item is approval of the minutes of the july 27 special meeting and minutes of the august 10 regular meeting. is there any provision? president crowley: colleagues, any
government intervention. we have mixed feelings generally. what i wanted to do is ask if you can help us in an ongoing way for the board by setting up some way of communicating with us by e-mail, letting us know what is going on. i would particularly interested in those professional development opportunities, and some advice for when you think it might be helpful if we are available to show up to show support. i do not think it is appropriate for board farmers to be at all the meetings you have -- all board members to be at all the meetings you have. not only do i want to see how this is working and the potential implications, but also i think it is important for the people working at these schools to understand how important we think this is. if you can in the coming weeks figure out a way to do that, give us some advice. i would appreciate that. >> we would be glad to do that. commissioner yee: thanks for the report. i have been anxious to hear about these for a while now. a couple of things that would be helpful for me -- i would like to get an update of the organizational chart. i kn
committee meeting is adjourned. but chair maxwell: welcome to lay and use. i am the chair, sophie maxwell, and i am joined by david chiu and later eric mar. madam clerk? clerk somera: please turn off all cell phones. chair maxwell: i believe we do not have other reports today. madam clerk, i number one. clerk somera: mission bay north, blocks n3-n3a. >> what you have before you is a project that is located within mission bay north. i will give you the image so you can see where that is. we're talking about public infrastructure for blocks n3 and n3a, and that includes the sidewalk as well. that is on king and berry and between fourth and fifth, and i will show you an example of the structure. the sidewalk on berry, from property line to property line, street trees, and street lights. the director of public works issued a notice determining that the project was completed and ready for acceptance and intended use. the department of planning has determined that it met the terms of the general plan, in the redevelopment agency determines the acceptance of the appurtenance and that they are co
? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. chairperson mar: good morning, everyone. welcome to the meeting of the audit and oversight committee of the board of supervisors. to my left is supervisor ma xwell, and soon will be joined by supervisor chu. >> please be sure to turn off any cellular phones or pagers. items discussed -- item submitted today will appear on the october 15 meeting. chairperson mar: please call item one. >> an ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code, chapter 10, by amending section 10 to change the gift fund category for the animal care and control welfare fund to authorize the department of animal care an
those. >> okay. >> there's no bag alternatively that is used for that. when you go to the grocery store, in -- this goes to the earlier comment i made about the alternative bag industry is not being allowed to enter the markets because forces are suppressing that. the produce bag when you go to get your vegetables and fruit at the grocery store, you take the plastic bag off the roller, we can't touch those either, because the cost of that hasn't come to a place where the alternative bag is as cheap, where we like it to be. >> okay. thank you. >> i wanted to thank you for doing this so the five cents stays with the retailer. not really for the money, making money but for the bookkeeping, the tracking. it is just another -- another time-consuming thing. and i know the small businesses really appreciate that. >> it is morlinnier like i said and we get it. we're happy to see the chamber being warm to this and newsom who was a supporter of this idea too. we're bringing people who had not been not ness -- not ness cecily of the same wave length earlier, this has been a real coming together, t
am advocating for a sensible solution that recognizes that bicyclist use the road differently. we ride to the side whenever possible to allow cars to share the road with us. in the same way, when we slowdown for a stop sign it slows the entire process down four people behind us if we were to be in the middle of the line. i guess what i am concluding is it is important for cyclists to use the road safely and courteously at all times. we should never rolled through a stop sign when it is not our turn. we should never run a red light. we should not be riding on the sidewalk. but the one size fits all enforce every law has the capacity to unfairly address behavior that is not dangerous, such as rolling through a stop sign. i really want to point that out. chairperson mar: thank you. >> good morning, supervisors mar, chu, and maxwell. i am the bicycle advisory commissioner for district 9. i am here to essentially echo what the bike coalition interim director has mentioned, which is the fact that the bike plan itself is a good plan. i know my colleagues and i are really looking forward
'll be talking about recovery and the media, addiction and treatment in entertainment and the news. joining us in our panel today are mark weber, director of communications, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, rockville, maryland; ron tannenbaum, president and co-founder, intherooms.com, fort lauderdale, florida; dr. w. douglas evans, professor and director, public health communication and marketing program, george washington university, washington, dc; sandra de castro buffington, director, hollywood health & society, usc annenberg norman lear center, beverly hills, california. the media obviously influences how people create their opinions, particularly about addiction and treatment issues in behavior health. and doug, why don't we review what we mean about media today. some time ago, marshall mcluhan said that the medium is the message and that is more true today than ever. media have proliferated and they now permeate our society. we're surrounded by it constantly 24/7 and users increasingly are defining what the media ar
has a mental health issue or substance use issue needs to also get a good physical health assessment. one of the things we know about the misuse of alcohol or drugs is that it does have an effect on the organic integrity of the body. so you may get liver disease, you may get gastritis, you may get heart disease, you're at greater risks for various infections like hepatitis c or hiv. and we want to make sure that anybody who is on the course of recovery has as much information as possible. there was one quote i read recently and a guy says, "i spent all this time using alcohol and drugs and shooting up, etc., etc., so i finally get into treatment only to discover that i have hepatitis c." so we want to have that as an integral part because that becomes part of the cultural dynamic. and especially from a religious point of view, because you start feeling that you've been visited by god in a negative way because after all, you finally get your life on a proper course, and boom, you've got to deal with either hiv or you've got to deal with the hepatitides. and when you are dealing with t
imprisonmentnd even ath. joining us is kim, a group that helps rescue refugees, especially the victims of sex trafficking. mr. kim, how big is this problem? >> in china there is about 100,000 to 400,0 refugeesin china right now. among 80 percent is north korea is women. those women who doesn't have friends or relatives inside china, they are traffick 100 percent. >> so many are despate and starving. this seems like their only way to survive? >> yes, because of these refugees a cross the border because they are hungry and desperate. they want to be survived. that is the reasonthey cross the river. >> some women are sold as wives to farmers, others are bought by the cyber porn industry in china. tell us about that. >> yes, from my 10 years of this rescue ministry that i found is 3 stages, late 1990s, these refugees stay close to river because they want to make a river. they crosthe rive then they become traffickers. they sellthem because they see the money. second stage is north korean people in beginning of 2000 theybecome a merchant on the market. beginning of business, they borrow monefrom
helps to make us safer. >> whenever there's a loud noise, i've always been one of those people that runs towards the noise, versus away. that's one of the reasons i became a volunteer firefighter. >> erika: scott koen vividly remembers the events of 9/11. the planes that crashed in washington dc, pennsylvania and new york city. scott wanted to do something special to honor those caught up in the terrorist attacks. and so i developed a project called freedom plaza, which was to use the materials from the world trade center, and make a large north american bald eagle out of it, and it's on the size and scale of the statue of liberty. scott designed the memorial to stand where the world trade center towers had fallen. but the city of new york was already developing other plans for the site, and scott's memorial was not destined to be a part of them. then, late one night, he came up with another, even more ambitious idea. >> well, if we're going to use the steel and the aluminum in an eagle we could use some of the steel in a ship. >> erika: scott was familiar with navy ships. for years he h
we used. not this contract, but would you give us a strategically based plan for professional development resources. what professional development resources do we have left? at least i believe that we have made major cuts in these areas, that we might have cut this very money, formerly restricted state funding that now we can spend it on whatever we want. overall that department was cut some 60% to 80%. what have we got left? how do we plan to deploy it? how is it in support of our academic goals? not having seen that -- and i want to make clear i am not asking for a complex plan that is going to take somebody weeks to develop. i just would like -- and i think we said that at the budget hearings, kind of a list of the professional development resources we have left. those that are restricted, mainly federal dollars and those that are not, and what areas do you want to target them at? convince me they are strategic to meet our goals. so not having seen any of that, i am not prepared to support this and am kind of disappointed that we are proposing to go forward. also, the part
and used part as a way of educating the community not only about art, but about how the puc works in its role in the community. we did not see health as a criteria for component of other community benefit programs, but we see what puc is doing as a way of having opportunities to improve health in the community, not just with the mitigation of orders and traffic congestion and other things that result from development, but by the maintenance of open space and parks and recreation areas so that people can develop healthy recreation lifestyles and see puc as a partner in developing positive outcomes. in the area of education, i will not go into detail, but there are so many ways to augment what is happening in the public school district and teach young people about the ways that water, power, and wastewater services are delivered that will enhance their understanding of physics, knowledge, math, so we are hopeful that education will be a very important part of the community benefits policy that we propose you develop. land use -- we have to give proper to gary and his group. they are doing
people are. i know a lot of people watch " 24" and jack bauer always knows where people are when they use their cell phone, and we can triangulate according to sell towers, but the fact is we really do not know where people are, so it becomes important that people are using cell phones to call in any emergency to save their location and know where they are. we have two things we're working on with 911, which is language, and also say your location if you are using a cell phone. very important. so we are working on education materials for that. in translation, it is interesting to note that of the calls we receive -- and we received close to 1,013,000 in 2009, which is approximately 3% of all the calls -- the top four language requiring translation were spanish, cantonese, mandarin, and russian. there's a big gap between cantonese and mandarin, and as we go down to russian. so the service has been working out well. important websites -- i want to draw your attention to the shakeout website again so you can register. want to draw your attention so you pass along to your employees and contin
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time for people to get used to the new charm card. >> no need to worry about paper tickets or exact change. just touched the card and go and the fare is automatically deducted. cardu can geta ca charm and cvs or giant. >> you can catch the new york jets and the miami dolphins tonight during sunday night football. the game air is right here, followed by 11 news. will have extended ravens coverage in our ravens wrap up. the search continues for the gunmen involved in the saturday morning shooting. shots were heard shortly before 5:00 a.m. in the 3400 block of hayward avenue. a man was shot a number of times in the chest. no word on a motive. police in annapolis have arrested charles wallace for a shooting this sent a 30 free world managed to shock trauma -- a 34 year old man to shock trauma. wallace shot the man just before 5:30. no word on a possible motive in that case. a 5k run will be held in honor of yeardley love. notre dame is hosting a raise it to build a field in her name. carla hayd is george huguely is scheduled to appear in a hearing in january. >> governor martin o'malle
nearby, to move my pharmacy to, and i would have to continue to use profits from the store to keep afloat, paying rent in two places where i'm paying $2500 a month now. >> you mentioned we don't have to be at this time and place at all, we talked about earlier. supposing we had to do it all over again, what would be the solution to allow you to do what you're doing and still pass this legislation? because if it's a matter of going retroactive, there's surely a way of doing that for the legislative process. >> i think they could have made an exemption back then. commissioner o'brien: but the exemption, would it be to you or to an exemption class? >> the exemption is the number of employees. commissioner o'brien: so it would be a class, then, and all businesses that fell into a particular classification. >> if we said under 10 employees, which i have five full-time and one part-time employee right now. city for healthcare where a business has to pay for healthcare, what do they have to have, 10 employees? >> 20. >> there's an exemption for that, i think this could be something similar, some
it and send it over to terracycle. >> reporter: terracycle then turns the trash into all sorts of useful products. this pencil case is made from juice packs. this backpack is upcycled potato chip bags. >> i actually have a friend that has a pencil case that's terracycle, and i think it's pretty cool what they do, and it looks cool. >> reporter: the company is even branching out to fashion. >> i saw a doritos suit which was pretty cool, and they had a lot of different stuff that can be used from day to day just from trash basically. start thinking about garbage differently and realize that it's a raw material, something of value, not something that should just be thrown out. >> reporter: as you might say, "someone's trash is terracycle's treasure!" if you're interested in learning more, check out our website. >> stay with us. there's lots more still to come, on "teen kids news." >> we'll be right back. new revlon just bitten. it's the first two-in-one lipstain and balm. the lipstain gives me a light flush of color while the moisturizing balm softens my lips. have you ever been bitten? new
the declaration of independence, the constitution and -- >> u.n. declaration? >> and the bill the rights, the u.s. charter. he was also interested in the revolutionary period. washington -- was fascinated to spend sometime with washington's documents. he knew a great deal about american history. he also knew a great deal about the american revolution, for example, that we like so many other democracies began with support from other countries. we began with french support. they have coalition support in iraq. he was well aware of the time that it took the us. to go from revolution to government, over a decade. he was interested in lincoln and the civil war. we talked a lot about lincoln and saw lincoln documents. then he had a very surprised q. he wanted to see documents of the precedence apparently really fascinates him, john quincy adams so we showed -- >> did he explain his interest? >> well, he didn't beyond the point that he was fascinated with the father son aspect of this adams senior -- bush senior, bush junior. >> i see. did he comment on anything like transparency of his from the documen
of the second world war. and the fact that the u.s. army deems it a threat, enough to vaccinate all u.s. troops who are deployed into the arenas of war, i think it's a very real threat. and absolutely out of all the arsenals of biological weapons, it's the most effective because it's hardy resistance. it's a real threat and billions of dollars are spent on coming up with defenses against anthrax. >> despite the amount of spending to date, are we any safer today? and how easy is it for a group to make anthrax and deploy it? >> the paradox of the whole situation is that in the effort to combat possible use of anthrax by a terrorist organization, we've seen an enormous expansion and proliferation of laboratories and personnel who are allowed to work with these so called select agents of which anthrax is one of them. and as security has been lax and oversight has seen accidents and mistakes and lack of event controls, what you have is a real life situation that is far less safe than i think we were a few years ago. and as the government activities proliferate, the chance that terrorists or someone
a staple for many of us. according to the california avocado commission, about 43% of all u.s. households buy avocados regularly now. so when you think of avocados, you probably think of this, right? guacamole. but today farmers and chefs are proving that avocados can be so much more. good. ok, sure, what's not to like about guacamole? i mean, we do eat a lot of it. in fact, more than 49 million pounds of avocados in the form of guacamole will be consumed on super bowl sunday alone. but at hawks restaurant in granite bay, they're exploring different ways to use the alligator pear, otherwise known as an avocado. >> we like using california avocados because they're grown as close as an avocado can be. these are from the simi valley. they're really versatile. they're rich. as you can see, we puree them. we serve them somewhat chunky. we can wrap things in them. they're just real versatile. and they're tasty. >> but chefs like michael are just part of the equation of educating consumers on the many fabulous attributes of avocados. the real groundwork begins just there, on the ground of the 6,
conservative. because i think their properties taxes are being used for the bond issues and things that get passed. >> one of things i love about the neighborhood, as much as it changes the feel of ocean avenue and the general atmosphere is the çsame. you have the same library and park. >> (inaudible) a little old fashion but it combines the best of little old fashion neighborhood that with indion and wine $-bar and 3 irish pubs and just a great number of mom and pop stores. >> when we have friends from out of town or across from town, we walk up the street for dinner. what we have is the best. those who have been here many years and love the city. >> the thing i like the most is the low impact housing. it's, it has a more open feel to it. and there are kids playing the street. >> i like the trees and wide open spaces i have in backyard. and i like the big circle here in (inaudible). >> there is a lot of pride of the family dwellings and maintained. i have lived in 5 neighborhoods in san francisco and in west (inaudible) i have never seen the number of people who know of their neigh
medical district, so at this juncture, they are going for it with a conditional use requirement that would trigger some of these larger policy constraints that are behind this particular resolution, so it is the view of the good neighbor coalition that this should go through the ordinary conditional use that process. second, just a point of clarification to with the planning director said, the reduction it is permitted, if you make a contribution for affordable housing, it is not an automatic 50%. it cannot be more than 50%. attributed to affordable housing. it is very important to keep that point in mind. and second, in terms of what is also in the legislation, there is another provision that is often overlooked, but this one requires very importantly that the planning commission go to the board. there should be no significant compromise, and i am quoting this, the overall objective of that is substantial increments on van ness ave. it is clear given the current san francisco is in need, given the financial climate, that this is absolutely critical that every developer along van ness cont
's new book that takes us behind the scenes at the obama white house. john harris has the preview. >> joining us now for politico turn the table is the host of abc's "this week." bob woodward has a new book, on national security and war. obama's war, causing a big stirrer, as it is a hocalled. >> the white house chief spokesman, robert gibbs, has said he read the whole thing and he says it is accurate. bob woodward has a very established history writing these books. he goes to everybody. he talks to everybody. we know how many of his books have been out about various subjects, all bestsellers, often giving interesting looks inside the process as is happening and developing. i don't think it claims to make any sort of long-term conclusions and judgments over the strategy, but it is the process as it is going on. i think we know also as the process is going on, the review that took some people painfully long, there were leaks all the time about how many differences there were within the administration over what was coming out. we know for instance that vice- president biden was comm
's music headquart--s news headquarters. the talks are considered to be successful, at 50/50. tell us what is happening right now. >> reporter: of course the ten-month settlement freeze ends in about eight hours that's sun goes down here on the west bank, construction, though, on a preschool/kindergarten has begun on the settlement here, way, way deep into the west bank, this is the area the palestinians want for their own state and, an enormous amount of international effort has gone into try and prevent just this concrete from coming down, clearly, that has not worked. let me tell you what is at stake here and why the hole could mean the end of the peace talks as we know them. the prime minister of israel issued a 10-month freeze on construction, to try to get the palestinians to come to the negotiating table. palestinians came to the table, about a month ago, as you remember in washington and they said, if the freeze is not extended, they are walking away and the prime minister, so far, has said he is not going to extend the freeze, and, the settlers, which represent the hardest line of
not approve the allocation of $80,000 of funds for back to work day referring to the funds be used for capital projects instead. there was considerable discussion on this item. the chair pro tem moved to allocate funds for free of the -- three of the projects, including bicycle safety and back to work day, as he feels that bicycle capital improvements are more important than bicycle out reach as a matter of principle and that the city builds bicycle facilities, people will come to use them. out of reach was said to be critical to use the facilities and support the goal of increasing the share of bicycle facilities. staff pointed out that there is a majority of 1.4 $4 million included in the five-year program for the bicycle program for the facilities. explaining that as part of the mta program for bicyclist, education and outreach, engineering and enforcement, these are all enforcement -- important. civil facilities are not sufficient. you must educate and encourage their use. glenn davis asked about previous outbreak -- every to efforts and modes for bicyclist and what the sources of the data
. the author joins us live. on the brink. right now, peace talks in the middle east hang in the balance, as settlement construction deadline is hours away. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. we begin with embattled leader of a megachurch vowing to fight allegation he lured young men in sexual relationships. this morning, eddie long spoke to congregation for the first time about the lawsuit by four church members. elizabeth prann is in georgia with the latest. hi, elizabeth. >> reporter: hey, shannon. he chose his words carefully this morning. he said i'm here this sunday, i'm going to be here next sunday. he also said i've never said i was a perfect man, but the allegation and the way i'm portrayed in the media is not accurate. he said it's painful and difficult situation for him and his family and the members of the congregation. despite what some people may think, he isn't lost. he also asked members to rally around him since he is ready to fight. take a listen. >> i have been accused. i'm under attack. i want you to know as
of change that i voted for. >> we have felt like a piÑata. maybe you don't feel like you're whacking us with a stick, but we certainly feel like we've been whacked with a stick. >> i was really inspired by you and your campaign and the message you brought and that inspiration is dying away. it feels like the american dream is not attainable. >> as the president and his party battle the political headwinds, republicans tried to shake off the bush years. this week, the gop house hierarchy unveiled a pledge to america, a glossy 21-page manifesto of what the public agenda would look like if republicans returned to the helm. in politics where perception can mold reality, democrats are flooding the zone with private pollings showing dozens of difficult races still within their reach. it is not over yet. >>> today, 37 days to the election. >> many of these races are going to get a lot closer and it's going to be a late night. >> we are joined by the senate's number two democrat, dick durbin, and one of the senate's two independents, joe lieberman. then -- >> we will return to the principles th
. joining me from chicago, the majority whip in the u.s. senate, senator dick durbin. thank you so much for joining us, senator, from the beautiful city of chicago i should add. >> it's great to be with you, candy. thank you. >> the man that you see now out talking at these town hall meetings and to these crowds is, that the same person you saw connecting with voters during the campaign? >> well, it is. with the same talents and the same values and the same determination. you know, there were dark days in that presidential campaign. i remember them. i was with then-senator barack obama. and this man has a determination and an energy that comes into play if those moments. and you're seeing it now. candy, one of the key polls that we watch is the generic congressional race. do you prefer a democratic congress or a republican congress? in an offyear election it should be pretty strong on the republican side. but did you notice what happened in the gallup poll in the first 19 days of september? when the president was out working hard as our candidates are working hard, the republicans enjoy
>>> police tell us one man also turned in a loaded gun along with his -- today. >> it had foil on there you peee off the foil and it's right theee. it was all marijuana. i want to say eight brikssof it. >>reporter: the bricks were in an individual mail bag headed from mexiio city to new york when a canine unit caught a whiff of the drugs. >> people can get very resourceful. >>>eporter: custom's agents make one bust per month hereeat the airport. not all of those busts involve drugs. >> some of the more strange things i've seen are monkey's heads, live crabs. that's not that weird. people bringing in their ultural foods. >>reporter: that's why -pinvestigators say it's important to have a highly-trained canine inspecting everything, including international parcels, luggage, contraband anddexplosivvss 3 c1 >> people obviously want these 1 items or they're willinn to pay for it anyway. they'll get ii here anyway they can. >> the dog involved in this >>> the ravens oppn the stadium for the first time this seassn. kristtn berset is here with more on the first home game. >> hanks, jjff.
and it cost us too much of our money, so often, too much borrowed money. but where to cut it and what are the irrelevant programs? that gets to be a lot more difficult. all i can think of is little things that we expect the federal government is doing something about, and then we are shocked when we find out that they are not doing something about it. we expected, for example, in the gulf of mexico, that the government had amazing undersea capacity to shot that well down itself. it does not -- to shut the well down itself. does not. the snake and in the houston rivers and other asian imports, we expect the government to do something about it. likewise, we expect to do something about the cavendish banana that we have eaten all our allies. it is actually a clone. -- all our lives here it is actually a clone. it happened months ago with another banana which is long away. but we think we always have bananas -- the bees are stressed and dying, we hope that the government is studying it. bats are dying, and we hope the government is studying it. these are not trivial. any large disappearan
spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> we thought we wouldd< take ts weekly video out on the road. we are here at recology at the recycling center. if you ever wondered where your recyclables go, and this new mandate for composting, the new challenges and mandates around recycling, what we are trying to achieve -- it all starts right here. we just marked an important milestone in our city. i would argue important this nationn francisco has now achieved a 77% diversion rate, the highest in america. no big city can lay claim to diverting that much of their waste, and that is why that composting requirement was so important. this is why our efforts to consumption and distribution and the like of plastic water bottles is so important. it is because w
are not doing our part to help change it. if that is true, i want jerry to tell us whether or not he agrees with that assessment. >> do you agree with that? >> jonathan said something that i absolutely agree with. that is the media reflects what the public wants. in my view, the media, in general, feed a voracious appetite for vengeance by an informed public. often influenced by fear, prejudice, and ignorance. i think one of the reasons criminal defense lawyers argued so poorly is people do not understand the source of crime. they want simple, quick responses to a complicated long- term solutions. you cannot fight crime by doing what the governor is doing, cutting social services and building new prisons. [applause] you do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand. all of us who have been involved in the criminal-justice system know where people who commit crimes come from. they are poor people, people of color, victims of abuse, the mentally ill, people with substance abuse problems. there are the people that fall through the cracks of society. but that is the public read what the pu
, retail meters, as well, using these same meters. you would not have to install others. and we're using the local work force to do this. first, the need to transition units, which is this little grey box. when it comes to your home near you, this will be screwed to the underside of the meter box cover, and the meter just sits where it always does with the pipe itself. and then transmits the data to will be called data collection units, of which there are 77 that are scattered around the city so far. they collect material and then transport it to the networking computer that then deals with the data. the meter transition units, again, they take our lead readings, and the technology has not changed. i want to keep emphasizing that. this is technology from decades of use. these are no some -- not some newfangled type of thing. the box transmits the data at 4 bits per day, so it is not a constant stream of data. it is just four times per day. it can be shut off remotely. they're pretty well protected so they cannot be tampered with without physically going to remove the box, and, that means
was going to ask you when i mentioned -- i mentioned the conditional use for the mission area, and what kind of threshold are you -- you use now? >> would that be? >> there is none. there's no actual mission district guidelines. it is really just -- >> it is really a by product of the fact there isn't bigger spaces. also, it is a by-product of the fact that the city regulated the mission by banning new liquor licenses being moved into the area. so the only -- the only things that shawl business owners and shop owners can do is work with buying an existing bar and working with the footprint of the old bar. >> they could do a premise to premise transfer within the mission district. >> that's very -- that doesn't happen often. >> not anymore. >> so commissioner what you would propose is not in existence right now? >> right. what i'm proposing is that -- we should have something concurrent with this type of concurrent with this type of legislation, i believe. when i see the other, i agree with commissioner yoke -- owe connor, it is another layer of bureaucracy, which we are very used to. but at
us out of your on-time -- out of here on time. i appreciate the lead for a really great organization. for those of you interested in district 6, we are having a debate here on october 7, 6:00 here. thank you very much. [applause] >> we are just going to say good night here. one more paragraph. on behalf of the league of women voters and our partner organizations, the potrero hill organization of businesses, the dog patch organization, the university of california san francisco, media sponsors nbc bay area -- we are proud to be here -- san francisco government television and educational access tv, and certainly, our thanks to the candidates for participating and thanks to you for being here tonight, informing yourself, being good citizens of san francisco. good night, everyone. [applause] >> welcome to the department of building inspection brown bag lunch. this is a series we run on the -- every month. we talk about topics of general interest. we are going to talk about the subject that comes up when people get permits. and my going to be able to recoup the value of the work to do whe
blame this fire in april on an unattended candle used to light the home. four children died in the fire. >> it was customer who had been disconnected. they were unfortunately using apparently candles inappropriately. >> pg&e had used smart meter technology to cut off electricity to the family because the family wasn't keeping up with its bills. some say shutoffs will happen more frequently. now as more smart meters are installed. >> our concern is that with the advent of smart meters that have the capability of remotely shutting off customers without having to go physically visit the house that could significantly increase. >> for the first five months of 2009, pg&e used smart meters to cut off power to 4300 customers. that increase of 52,000 for the same period this year. pg&e insists that smart meters have not changed the way it does business. >> the advent of the smart meter has not changed the process with working with customers. >> they point to a different set of numbers. >> through the end of may the number of shutoffs in 2010 is down 33%. >> it points to the total number of all
that really makes me feel good. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. tonight we'll devote the better part of this hour to the controversy swirling around bishop eddie long. ted haggard faced his own sex scandal. but we want to catch up on some of the top stories. >>> the water left behind in the midwest from recent storms is causing big problems. torrential downpours caused flooding. it's expected to last throughout the weekend. >>> a federal judge is ordering the air force to reinstate an openly lesbian flight nurse. major margaret witt was discharged in 2007 under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. but the judge said it violated witt's constitutional rights. they blocked a bill that would have repealed the "don't ask, don't tell." >>> the separation of church and state watchdog group staged at fort bragg, north carolina. it was put on by the billy graham evangelistic association, which has staged similar events on other u.s. military bases. critics said the gathering blurred the line between the state, in this case, the military and religion. >>> th
will be talking about diversity issues within the addiction and recovery field. joining us in our panel today are dr. h. westley clark, director, center for substance abuse treatment, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, rockville, maryland. marco e. jacome, chief executive officer, healthcare alternative systems incorporated, chicago, illinois. john de miranda, president and ceo, stepping stone, san diego, california. william lossiah-bratt, board of directors, southeastern regional representative, faces and voices of recovery, cherokee, north carolina. dr. clark, why should we be concerned about ethnic and racial differences within the addiction and recovery field, as well as other differences? well, one of the things that we want to make sure is that people who have substance use problems are able to recover and that materials that we use can assist them in that process. and so, you know, there are differences associated with cultural values and beliefs, starting from how one physiologically responds to a particular substan
american dream but don't let some politician take it from you. thanks for joining us tonight. until next week, from new york, this is mike huckabee, good night and god bless! [ applause ] >>> it as battle for the future of america. >> a battle between those who say we need less government. and those who actually say. >> you know, the government like a monster in the hills. the government is us. >> it costs to live in a civilized society and we all need to pay our fair share. >> wait a se. >> how do you give a debate to people that didn't put any in? >> today there is a battle between the takers andmakers. >> it as battle because the government is threatening to take us from amaker nation into taker nation status. >> the private sector is literally dying and the federal government is providing more and more pay and benefits. >> union thugs are sucking the life out of america. >> that is an absurd statement. >> you are end up with lesser people that don't produce and then that is the spiral, that is the end. >> some say america's wealth is like a pot. >> are you getting your fair shar
home and making a leaving. part two of our series, "making money on youtube." thanks for joining us, a packed house, a minister under fire, and the words everyone was waiting to hear. >> i am not a perfect man. but this thing i'm going to fight. >> bishopety long, leader of a suburban atlanta mega church. he took to the pulpit for the first time since being accused of having sexual relations with four young men who had been in his church. long didn't address any of the specifics in the civil lawsuits against him, but he repeatedly quoted scripture invoking the image of himself as a righteous and innocent man under attack by evil forces. as a matter of fact, he said, david and goliath a lot. martin savidge joins us. he was at today's service. were the congregation pleased with what they heard or not? >> i think overall, clearly he was in his element here and he spoke eloquently. he delivered his lines very well and many people left feeling more comfortable than when they went in. we were there when people started to go in at 5:30 in the morning, actually, people were in the parking l
for joining us, democrats like congress woman betty sutton are unleashing attack ads against the republicans ahead of the election. >> deceptive practices, two f's from the better business bureau, over 160 complaints in just three years. >> is that father game or should they focus on the issue and not personalize, we'll debate that. >> and speaker nancy pelosi blaming the plush backgrounds. shouldn't democrats stop pointing at the last eight years and start taking responsibility? >> a town council says the lord's prayer before every meeting and now the a.c.l.u. is suing calling it unconstitutional, should they continue to pray or did this he cross the line. we report you decide. >> chas from maryland, he does not work here. >> fox viewers say, are you sure he doesn't work here. >> no. >> dave is off and so is meteorologist rick, but we have "fox & friends" with aly, clayton and mike jerrick. >> that worked. >> it's "fox & friends." >> chas has tried that before, tried to rhyme jerrick. >> it's hard. >>, but the word sick always gets in there somehow. >> it's prep. >> it's true. >> jerrick an
. >>> good evening everyone. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. tonight we're going to devote the better part of this hour to a discussion about the controversy swirling around bishop eddie long. among those joining us ted haggard a man who faced his own sex scandal while a minister but first we want to catch up on the top stories. they are drying out in the upper midwest but the water left behind from recent storms is causing big problems. torrential downpours have led to days of rising flood waters in parts of minnesota and wisconsin. no reports of deaths or injuries though. but the flooding is expected to last throughout the weekend. a federal judge is ordering the air force to reinstate an openly lesbian flight nurse. major margaret witt was discharged in 2007 under the military's don't ask don't tell policy but the judge ruled the discharge violated witt's constitutional rights. this past week the senate blocked a defense bill that would have repealed don't ask don't tell. a watch dog group for the separation of church and state is criticizing a concert staged today at fort bragg, c
crisis that is still hurting the u.s. and last year's $787 billion stimulous program was largely summer's idea and he defended it. >> i think the stimulous had a significant impact. tens and thousands of teachers and cops across the country. $53billion delivered to american families. 3,000 projects underway that the calculations suggest that its impact is only going to increase. that we are also seeing 200,000 mortgages have been relieved. it's going to be 500,000 by november 1. i think we are on the right track. >> dr. summers is the third high profile member of president obama's economic team to quit before the end of the president's first two years in office. budget director, peter orszag was the first to leave in july. christina roma was next. the white house is also expecting rahm emanuel to leave the use to run for mayor of chicago. >> if rahm emanuel leaves, he will be the fourth of president obama's closest advisers to have left since july. question, after 20 months, is this presidential staff turnover normal? pat buchanan. >> this is not terribly unusual if you have a presi
at the investment of $9 million and what that will buy us, it will buy us 1,700 job placements, which is a pretty good run on our investment. at the same time, we'll be helping 25 families that are eligible. back to public assistance if we worked long enough. we'll also be serving non-custodial parents, the extent that they're participating in the program, dads who aren't living at home, but are eligible to be served. it was designed internally but with a lot of input from the private sector. scott helped us bounce some ideas off him and some of his colleagues in the small business community. and throughout the program. i can't thank scott enough for his feedback and being a soundingboard, not only for internal program operations, but also really on program design and what small businesses look for in terms of supporting wages and hiring individuals. so i'll turn over to scott for a few comments and be happy to answer some questions. >> i'm scott, i'm the president of small business california. i also own a small business in san francisco. i have about 29 employees. disappointed in the federal go
recycling and composting programs, set aggressive goals, and keep us on track. without further delay, it is my pleasure to introduce mayor gavin newsom, who has some spectacular news. mayor newsom: i think this is the completion of your first week on the job. melanie was with the speaker's office doing similar work, so that we could be successful in san francisco and but in a position to make a lot of the announcements we have been making bore over the last number of years. i happen to think this is a big deal. i think that other cities across the country that struggle to deal with the issue of their diversion rates with landfills that are literally filling up, that are becoming floating regattas of landfills that are being pushed up and down rivers and across the coast and around the continent, that this represents an important milestone, the cities can think differently and act differently and do some of them substantially differently -- do something substantially differently as it relates to their waist. what we know, we do not think, is that 1 million to 1.5 million people are mo
] >> captainin -- in a short time with us, you have won a lot of parts of country. thank you very much. there is also an update on the incident in san bruno thursday night. the director of water supply and treatment was very involved, as long -- as well as other members of the organization. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i am david briggs with the water supply treatment commission. -- treatment division. the response to last thursday's explosion by the puc staff was amazing. it was immediate and multifaceted. there was certainly a response by the fire department here and at the airport. that was very rapid and throw. puc staff or the first ones on the scene. some of us live in san bruno, 20 to 30 staff. they are our neighbor and wholesale customers. within minutes of the explosion, we knew exactly what was happening. staff at the tracy water treatment plant were only 2 miles away. staff there felt, heard, and saw the explosion. we have staff in the watershed that live half a mile away that were sent immediately. once we pinpointed the location, we quickly determined our system was o
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